Jeff Skilling’s release from prison prompts former Enron workers to think about decision to invest in company stock

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is heading to a halfway house after spending just eight years in federal prison in Alabama. Skilling was convicted of conspiracy and financial crimes that led to the crash of the company that, for a time, symbolized Houston business success. He’ll remain at the federal transitional facility for several months before re-entering the free world. Skilling’s 24-year sentence was reduced to 14 because of a change in sentencing guidelines, after some…

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Trump wants more workers to have retirement plans

President Trump on Friday took action to make it easier for small businesses to offer employees retirement savings plans, potential giving millions of American workers for the first time access to 401(k) and other plans. Mr. Trump signed an executive order for the Labor and Treasury departments to loosen regulations that make it difficult or prohibitively expensive for small businesses to offer retirement benefits to workers. Businesses that employee less than 500 people, which employ roughly half the workforce, often…

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Busy travel day expected for Labor Day weekend

Busy travel day expected for Labor Day weekend Updated: 1:17 PM EDT Aug 31, 2018 Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT THE DAY AS THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY IS HERE. STATE OFFICIALS SAY LABOR DAY IS CONSISTENTLY THE SECOND BUSIEST TRAVEL WEEKEND IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. TIME TO HEAD TO THE MOUNTAINS, LAKES, OR THE BEACH TO MAKE ONE FINAL STAB AT SUMMER FUN FRIDAY MORNING WAS A GOOD DRIVE, ACCORDING TO ELAINE BRADLEY, WHO WAS GOING TO AN ISLAND ON WINNIPESAUKEE.…

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These are the best Labor Day 2018 deals

Buy any Nest thermostat from Lowe’s and score a free Google Home Mini. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Next Monday, Sept. 3, marks Labor Day, that annual celebration of work during which we do little to none of it. (Well, to be fair, barbecuing is work, especially if you do it right.) Although the holiday doesn’t really lend itself to tech bargains, many stores are still pulling out the sale stops. Let’s take a look at the best Labor Day deals currently available.…

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Goldsboro News-Argus | News: Safe driving should be a priority over Labor Day

Safe driving should be a priority over Labor Day By Joey PitchfordPublished in News on August 31, 2018 5:50 AM Labor Day is fast approaching, and that means one thing — one last opportunity for a summer vacation before the weather starts turning cooler. According to AAA Carolinas, about 1.1 million North Carolinians will take to the road to travel more more than 50 miles from home over Labor Day, a 5 percent increase over last year. The vast majority…

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Morning Spin: After Chicago workers destroy public art mistaken for graffiti, aldermen mull registry

Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what’s going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin Following the embarrassing removal of a taxpayer-funded mural in Lakeview that was confused for graffiti, city officials on Thursday emphasized their support for public art as aldermen evaluated an ordinance to prevent such art from being blasted away by Chicago workers. Officials with the city’s Departments of Streets and Sanitation and Cultural…

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Trump cancels pay raise federal workers

US President Donald Trump (Photo: U.S. Department of State) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could see a slightly smaller boost in their pay under a proposal lawmakers are considering. Trump said he was nixing a 2.1 percent across-the-board raise for most workers as well as separate locality pay increases averaging 25.7 percent. “We must maintain…

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President cancels federal employee raises | Politics

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could see a slightly smaller boost in their pay under a proposal lawmakers are considering. Trump said he was nixing a 2.1 percent across-the-board raise for most workers as well as separate locality pay increases averaging 25.7 percent. “We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal…

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Donald Trump cancels pay raise of federal workers due in January

By: AP | Washington | Published: August 31, 2018 9:29:12 am President Donald Trump waves to members of the media as he walks towards Marine One at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Evansville, Ind., for a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget…

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President Trump is shafting federal workers (opinion)

He sent a statement to Congress on Thursday saying we can’t afford to give our people a measly 2.1% bump because — are you ready for this? — “We must maintain efforts to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases.” Donald Trump is now worried about the debt. Are you kidding me? That’s like John Dillinger worrying about gun violence. Like Kim Kardashian worrying about being overexposed. Like Donald Trump worrying…

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Los Angeles Man Threatened To Kill Boston Globe Workers Over Trump Editorial « CBS Sacramento

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles man upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday on charges he threatened to kill the newspaper’s journalists, who he called an “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. Robert Chain’s threatening phone calls to the Globe’s newsroom started immediately after the Globe appealed to newspapers across the country to condemn what it called a “dirty war against the free press,”…

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Trump cancels pay raise federal workers were due in January

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump informed Congress on Thursday that he is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could see a slightly smaller boost in their pay under a proposal lawmakers are considering. Trump said he was axing a 2.1 percent across-the-board raise for most workers as well as locality pay increases averaging 25.7 percent and costing $25 billion. “We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on…

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Illinois Governor Sends Workers’ Comp Bill Back to Lawmakers

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed, with recommended changes, a workers’ compensation measure that would have allowed for interest to be paid on delayed payment in disputes between insurers and medical service providers. In his letter explaining his veto action, Rauner stated: “SB 904, as approved by the General Assembly, proposes changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act to: 1) provide to medical providers a mechanism for collection of the 1% per month interest penalty provided by Section 8.2 of the…

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Victory at Soas as workers beat outsourcing

Celebrating victory this week – in their Soas uniforms (Pic: SOAS Justice For Workers – End Outsourcing ) Workers at Soas University of London were celebrating after their outsourcing to private firms officially ended and they became directly employed by the university on Wednesday. It came one year after management at the university announced the facilities contract would be brought back in-house. And the Justice for Workers campaign called it a “special day for all the outsourced workers of Soas”. It…

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Freed up labour market ‘robbing’ workers

“These papers are perhaps the start of some serious evidence suggesting that one of the factors contributing to this persistently slow wages growth, even in countries where unemployment is unusually low, is the change in the relative bargaining power of employers and employees over the last two or three decades,” he said. The Australian Council of Trade Unions said the report represents the first time anyone from the IMF had acknowledged the impact of policies that take rights from working…

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Pradhan urges Odisha govt to set aside politics on job creation – Canindia News

Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said Odisha’s development and creation of job opportunities for youth is not a political issue, but a collective responsibility. “I appeal to the state government to set politics aside and augment efforts being taken by the Central government in creating employment opportunities for the youth in Odisha,” said Pradhan at the National Scheduled Caste- Scheduled Tribe (SC-ST) Hub Regional Conclave and Exhibition in the state capital. “Odisha has about…

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